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Poster: 44 smokeless Date: Oct 3, 2009 9:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

Note: Im very sorry if this is one of those questions that gets ask by everyone new to the forum. Obviously to a mojority of heads 77' is the greatest year. I want to know what year is considered the worst. What is hands down the worst dead show ever? No matter if you like Pig or Keith or Brent or Donna or whatever era dead. I heard Bob say one time woodstock 69' becasue they were getting shocked and stuff. The reason i ask is because someone replied to a post and stated a version of the worst Dew ever, and i think it is now my favorite haha. so now im curious. thanks-

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Poster: ducats Date: Oct 4, 2009 3:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....



The worst song ever is HANDS DOWN this Wharf Rat


http://www.archive.org/details/gd1995-06-18.fob.nak300.stine.35213.flac16


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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 4, 2009 5:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

Go find their version of "Blackbird" from a show in '88 and tell me that's not the worst piece of crud you ever heard.

Overall, 1995 has gotta be, as Comic Book Guy might say: "Worst...year....EVER!" with 1986 a somewhat distant second.

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Poster: patourkid Date: Oct 4, 2009 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

Damn man thats crazy, THAT is why I don't do 95'. That is right up with the worst I ever heard. Sad.

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Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Oct 3, 2009 10:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

95 has some pretty bad stuff. Philly had Unbroken Chain to save it. Also 86 had some horrible shows if I remember correctly.

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Poster: B.C. Cox Date: Oct 3, 2009 10:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

The Grateful Dead at Woodstock was pretty bad, but The Grateful Dead at Altamont was even worst. As Jerry put it "BUMMER".

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Poster: user unknown Date: Oct 4, 2009 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

I can't agree that the Woodstock set was THAT bad. And of course the Altamont set never happened. Grateful Dead left the speedway refusing to perform. And all these years later I'll still take "the boys" at their worst over most of the inane drivel that passes for music today.

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Poster: cosmic chuck Date: Oct 4, 2009 6:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

City Island in Harrisburg Pa on June 23, 1984 - the whole show was pretty disjointed and Jerry was pretty hit or miss throughout. And to top it off they played Day Job which I certainly could have lived without hearing. All in all might be their worst show ever ( given a choice I would still go ) and the worst song ever - Day Job - by a landslide!

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Poster: jpfco Date: Oct 4, 2009 8:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

I remember that show as the worst I attended, reflecting events personally as well as musically. I don't remember feeling any kind of rythym felt at most other shows. My first love was there - spitting in my general direction, me and buddy had bad powders, lost lots of money; the car, I coudn't find my ass for a hole in the ground. When I got home to N Jersey the next day I kicked off my shoes and the cash was where I had hid it the night before... Now I fondly look back on how bad it was.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Oct 4, 2009 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

In hindsight it is a pretty bad show. At the time it was only my 2nd show, so didn't really have much point of reference. Merriweather shows a few days later were much better. Shame the show was so lame as I thought City Island was a pretty cool venue!!

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Oct 4, 2009 3:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

I think if it were not for the Satisfaction roll call at that RFK gig in 86 before he went into the coma that gig would be mentioned as the worst because it is brutal, sad and disturbing. The band pulled out a very fun unique encore and the rest of the gig seems to be forgotten as it very well should be.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Oct 5, 2009 5:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

RFK 86 was very bad - I was there, had a great time but the performance itself was entirely forgettable. The Bob & Bob second set was horrible.

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Oct 5, 2009 12:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

"hey hey; no fuckin way."

What a nice way to greet Tipper Gore, right the middle of her Parents' Music Resource Center censorship campaign. The Gores conducted a racist witch hunt against potty mouthed black artists, like 2 Live Crew; but never complained about their white heroes Weir and Mydland using the same nasty words. And before long, Bobby had inserted the word "fuck" into several of his songs...

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Oct 5, 2009 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

Yeah,he has the f-bomb on his mind. Right after he sang that verse he goes into the roll call and says, "we'd also like to fuc*- thank...."

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Oct 4, 2009 12:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

http://www.mahalo.com/answers/mental-health/is-there-a-pathological-condition-where-a-person-feels-the-need-to-incessantly-talk

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 4, 2009 12:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down highest altitude worst dead performance ever....

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-08-24.sbd.vernon.13991.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Oct 4, 2009 6:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down highest altitude worst dead performance ever....

I am in full agreement with bluedevil, Boreal Ridge sets the bar pretty low.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 4, 2009 8:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

The Campolinda HS show of May 69 gets a lot of votes...bad.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Oct 4, 2009 9:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

My alma mater! But I recall some forum folks found some redeeming qualities to it.

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Poster: joeken Date: Oct 4, 2009 11:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hands down worst dead performance ever....

The reviews kick the 1988 Tacoma Dome show around pretty badly, a lot of that is issues with the venue.

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